Useful integration tools to enhance developers’ Anypoint Studio experiences

Francis Edwards, Integration Analyst at Saint-Gobain and MuleSoft Ambassador, is an experienced MuleSoft developer. He spoke at MuleSoft CONNECT:Now EMEA sharing useful integration tools to help developers get the most out of Anypoint Studio. Below, he provides insight into each tool he recommends as well as demonstrates how he created a Mule app.

3 chargeback speedbumps to avoid to supercharge API reuse

Enterprise chargeback (the practice of formalizing a distributed carrying cost program for shared assets) is a conundrum. It should be easy but it’s not. Group X used Y, so they should pay Z. Sounds simple right? Go ahead. Ask people who’ve attempted to create a chargeback model for a shared development platform and they’ll likely either laugh or cry. It’s not that envisioning the model that’s so fraught with peril, it’s the adoption problem. Nobody wants to do the cost accounting work.

How to use Maven Archetypes to create MuleSoft API project templates

Mary Joy Sabal, Integration Technical Lead at Datacom is a multi-MuleSoft Certified Developer and Architect. She frequently speaks at Meetups and is the Wellington Meetup group leader. Joy shared how to use Maven Archetypes to create MuleSoft API project templates at MuleSoft CONNECT:Now JAPAC. 

MuleSoft API Project Templates are great tools for integration projects. Throughout this blog, I will provide tips for using Maven Archetypes to simplify the creation of these templates as well as discuss the various benefits of doing so.

How to implement AS2 connectivity with your B2B trading partner network

In our previous blogs, we covered a high-level overview of various Anypoint B2B integration solutions to seamlessly connect with your trading partner ecosystem for exchanging business transactions. As part of the “How to” blog series, we will walk through various B2B integration use cases with Anypoint B2B Solutions. Our goal with this blog is to cover a use case that implements secured connectivity leveraging Anypoint AS2 connector to send and receive B2B transactions. 

Event-driven design: The power of event notifications

This is the second part of a series on “Moving from RESTful to EVENTful.”

As I see more and more companies working to add event-driven, sometimes called “real-time,” APIs to their programs, I am noticing that there are common cases where an event style is favored over others. Using Martin Fowler’s names as a reference point, I’m noticing that event sourcing (ES) and command-query responsibility segregation (CQRS) are the most commonly discussed event styles right now.

Streamlining the development experience with Studio 7.7

October 30 2020

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I am happy to announce our new release of Anypoint Studio 7.7 is now available. Our goal with every new Anypoint Studio release is to further improve and streamline the API and integration development process for our MuleSoft devs. This means making it faster to build, with more powerful and more intuitive tooling. This release includes a new perspective for inspecting input and output payloads when using DataWeave, the ability to natively create API specifications in Studio,

How to use multi-tabbing and rename symbol in API designer

Have you ever struggled with opening multiple windows in API Designer as you write your API specification or tediously renamed a symbol by hand in multiple spots of your RAML file? Well, worry no more — API Designer has solved these issues for our developers, making API specification development easier than ever. Introducing API Designer multi-tabbing and rename symbol capabilities! Below I’ll dive into what improvements we’ve made to these features: 

What is digital design? Why it’s essential to define digital ambition

Every day, businesses are working toward becoming a ‘digital’ enterprise — but what does it mean to become digital? 

Digital design is far more than simply putting your business online; it is changing the people, process, and technology operations of an organization. Thus the term ‘digital transformation’ was coined to show that this is a change in company strategy and not just a simple project. Organizations completely transform the way they operate.

How to implement API pagination patterns for single and composite result sets

When surfacing data from systems of record, one of the concerns designers and developers need to address is the potential of retrieving an enormous number of results in a single load session. This requires significant processing power on both the client and server sides and network traffic, and can degrade the overall data consumption and experience.

There are different approaches to address this concern, but one of the most widely used is the concept of pagination.

11 best practices for designing a data-driven organization

In part one of this post, we broke down the decision-making process for running a data-driven organization in an attempt to understand how KPIs can be weaponized in the wrong hands. Once the fundamental forces of how data influences perception are understood, the next step is to understand how these forces can shape the decision-making process in your organization to act as friction-reducing agents that can propel your organization into next-level decision making speed.